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Making the Most of Boise Career Fairs


If you absolutely feel the need to visit a physical location to learn about job opportunities and meet recruiters, than there is no better place than a career fair. When you are applying for Boise jobs and you want to explore as many possibilities as possible, it is a good idea to take these events into consideration to increase your chances. Job fairs, however, require their own level of strategy and planning, so here are the steps you should follow when you pay a visit to one.

1. Research the job fair: take some time to learn about what companies will be at the fair and prioritize which ones you would like to visit. If there are some that you think are suitable, find out as much about them as you can, and prioritize which company representatives you want to speak with.

2. Dress and act professionally: The Wall Street Journal recommends treating the job fair like a job interview. That is, dress (business attire) and act like you would for an interview, and do the sort of preparation you would do before one. It is also common for recruiters to put you through a proto-interview when you talk to them, so it is important to be prepared. These can also help you for the real interview if the company is interested.

3. Don’t be shy: talking to new people, especially to people who could have sway over your employment, can be frightening for some people. If you are someone who feels that way, it is important to overcome that fear. Talking to recruiters and getting your name out there is entirely the point of career fairs, and if you don’t do that, then you aren’t accomplishing anything.

By Kyle Wise

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